- the act of coming into the possession of a right, title, office, etc.: accession to the throne.
- an increase by something added: an accession of territory.
- something added: a list of accessions to the college library.
- Law. addition to property by growth or improvement.
- consent; agreement; approval: accession to a demand.
- International Law. formal acceptance of a treaty, international convention, or other agreement between states.
- the act of coming near; approach.
- an attack or onset, as of a disease.
- to make a record of (a book, painting, etc.) in the order of acquisition.
- to acquire (a book, painting, etc.), especially for a permanent collection.
Origin of accession
Examples from the Web for accessioning
He also began the accessioning and shelf marking of the books.Report of the Chief Librarian
J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
A description of the operation of accessioning in the New York public library (Reference department) is enclosed as a sample.
Its system of accessioning will be abandoned as soon as possible.
Note—In the decision to replace, the labor of accessioning and withdrawal must always be taken into account.Mending and Repair of Books
Margaret Wright Brown
- the act of entering upon or attaining to an office, right, condition, etc
- an increase due to an addition
- an addition, as to a collection
- property law
- an addition to land or property by natural increase or improvement
- the owner's right to the increased value of such land
- international law the formal acceptance of a convention or treaty
- agreement; consent
- a less common word for access (def. 2)
- (tr) to make a record of (additions to a collection)
Word Origin and History for accessioning
"act of coming to a position," especially of a throne, 1640s, from Latin accessionem (nominative accessio) "a going to, joining, increase," noun of action from past participle stem of accedere (see accede).